This week, Iran refused Israel's offer of aid after a devastating earthquake left hundreds dead and the region ravaged. In a video message following the Iranian refusal, Israeli PM Netanyahu laments the situation, saying the Jewish state is always willing to help its neighbors:
“My heart sank when I saw pictures from this great earthquake on the Irani/Iraqi border,” Netanyahu said.
“I saw mothers and fathers searching for their children, children buried under the rubble from this horrible earthquake. As a father, as an Israeli, as a Jew I wanted to help,” he continued.
“That is why yesterday I instructed that Israel offer medical aid via the Red Cross to victims of this disaster. Israel has no quarrel with the people of Iran. We never have. Our only quarrel is with the cruel Iranian regime, a regime that holds its people hostage, a regime that threatens our people with annihilation,” the premier clarified...